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Sunday, August 19, 2001

FESTIVALS

RANKIN COMMUNITY DAY Crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, music by Kenia & Trio (1-3 p.m.), Freedom Band (4:30 p.m.) and Gospel concert (7 p.m.). Fourth and Church, Rankin. Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. 412-678-1727.

JEFFERSON HILLS COMMUNITY DAY Food, games, petting zoo, pony rides, music by Daniels & McClain (4 p.m.), DJ (6:30 p.m.) and Elmonics (8 p.m.). Andrew Riley Memorial Park, Route 885. Sat. 3-10 p.m. Free. 412-678-1727.

GREATER PITTSBURGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Re-creation of 16th century with live jousting, music, theater, crafts, food and children's activities. Off I-70, 7 miles west of New Stanton. Runs Aug. 18-19, 25-26, Sept. 1-3, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23. Sat.-Sun. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $11.95; $5.95 kids 5-12; $10.75 and $4.50 advanced at Eckerd. 724-872-1670.

GREAT SALSA FESTIVAL Salsa dancing, specialty food tasting, cooking demonstrations, children's activities. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Oakland. Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with Phipps admission. 412-622-6914.

GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL Anunciation Greek Orthodox Church, New Kensington. Sun. noon-6 p.m.

DRAVOSBURG OLDIES & COUNTRY JAMBOREE Games. Moonwalk, clowns, pony rides, music by Pure Country, Country Jammers, Shelico Cowboys, Jim Dandy and Brian Boone & David Campbell. Route 837, Dravosburg Ball Field. Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $5. 412-673-2087.

POLISH HILL COMMUNITY DAY Food, games and music by Manifold Splendour, Kitty Pryde, Up the Sandbox, Clobber'M, Charm School Confidential, Master Mechanic and Xferal. West Penn Park, Polish Hill. Sat. noon-8 p.m. 412-681-1950.

ROCK AGAINST RACISM Food booths, crafts, kid games, storytellers, poets, authors, music by Mwambu, Soma Mestizo, Karl Mullen, Hi-Lo, New Invisible Joy, I/O and A Second Chance Gospel Choir. Schenley Park Overlook. Sat. 1 p.m. Free.

SPIRIT TRAIN 2001 ROCK OF AGES FEST Contemporary Christian music by Apologetix, Wind, Beyond Reason, Noon Day Sun, Sons of Thunder, Surrender, Grant Van Leuven, Jeff Trish, Lynn Badamo, Veronika Scott, Seth Ellsworth, John Walton and SHAG Worship Team. PAT Trolley Park & Ride Lot, Castle Shannon. Sat. 10 a.m.-dusk. 412-343-1246.

COUNTY FAIRS

LAWRENCE COUNTY FAIR Truck and tractor pulls will be held Fri. at 7:30 p.m. Sat. features a farm stock and antique tractor pull at 9 a.m. and a demolition derby at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks. Through Sat. Admission: $4 except free for ages 6 and under, plus extra for rides and grandstand shows. Directions: Take Route 108 to a spot 3 miles east of New Castle, across from Laurel High School. 724-654-7745.

SOMERSET COUNTY FAIR Admission is free Sat., when a horse pull is scheduled at 4 p.m. and the queen contest is at 7:30 p.m. Vehicular attractions include a demolition derby and compact car demolition derby at 7:30 p.m. Tues., truck pulls at 7 p.m. Thurs., a farm tractor pull at 7 p.m. next Fri. and a destruction derby at 6 p.m. Aug. 25. Other attractions include a parade at 7 p.m. Sun., a Hollywood stunt show at 8 p.m. Mon. and the Dave Martin Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Wed. Runs Sat. through Aug. 25. Admission: $6; free for children ages 2 and younger; free tomorrow; free for seniors between 9 and 11 a.m. next Fri. Directions: From exit 10 off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, follow Route 219 south to Meyersdale, about 25 miles. 814-634-5619.

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR Attractions include a street stock and mini-modified tractor pull today at 7 p.m.; super stock tractor pull tomorrow at 4 p.m.; and demolition derby tomorrow at 7 p.m. Through tomorrow. $8; $3 extra for a one-day ride pass. Directions: Take I-79 south to exit 8; follow the signs to the fairgrounds in Arden. 724-225-7718.

WESTMORELAND COUNTY FAIR Country singer Neal McCoy gets top billing this year with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Mon. Tickets are $20 or $25, including fair admission. Paul Revere and the Raiders will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tues. Tickets are $10 or $12. The annual fair queen contest and crowning will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow, followed by fireworks. Motorized attractions include motocross racing, 8 p.m. today and tomorrow; demolition derbies, 7:30 p.m. Sun. and Wed. and Aug. 25; farm tractor and truck pull, 7:30 p.m. next Fri.; and garden tractor pull, 1 p.m. Aug. 25. A cheerleading showcase will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow, and a horse pull at 1 p.m. Sun. On seniors day, Wed., seniors get reduced admission, and a bingo game will be held at 1 p.m. Admission: $5.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 2-12 and free for children under 2; $9.95 for a ride-all-day pass; extra for some arena shows. $3 admission for veterans and volunteer fire and rescue personnel tomorrow and for seniors Thurs. Additional discounts other days. Directions: Take Route 30 east to Mt. Pleasant Road and follow the signs. 724-423-5005 or www.westmorelandfair.com.

ON STAGE

BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD Revue of music that has made the transition from Broadway to the silver screen. Pohl Productions at Radisson Hotel, Green Tree. Through Aug. 26. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. (with 6:30 p.m. dinner); Sun. 3 p.m. (with dinner after show). 412-279-3881.

BUNNICULA Shelly Markham's musical adaptation of Judith Viorst's rabbit mystery. Looking Glass Theatre at Little Lake Theatre, Route 19 South, near Donaldson's Crossroads, North Strabane. Through Aug. 25. Wed. 11 a.m.; Wed., Fri., Sat. 1:30 p.m. 724-745-6300.

CAN YOU SAY MURDER? The guests arrive at Duane Stikes' murder mystery party to learn he has decided to go for reality -- he's already dead! Murder Mystery Players at Dave & Buster's West Homestead. Through Sept. 9. Sat. 8 p.m. (with dinner). 412-462-1500.

A CANTERBURY FEAST Annual musical dinner theater production. Riverside Dinner Theatre at Riverside Inn, Cambridge Springs, Pa. Through Nov. 10. Dates and prices vary. 800-964-5173.

CARMILLA'S KISS Michael McGovern's adaptation of the Poe story. Edgar Allan Poe Theatre at Gemini Theater at The Factory, 7501 Penn Ave., Point Breeze. Through Aug. 25. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. 412-243-6464.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN Arthur Miller's tragedy about a salesman confronting his failure in a success-driven society. New Castle Playhouse at State Theater, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle. Through Sept. 2. Fri.-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. 724-654-3437.

DRY BONES PRODUCTIONS Weekly, G-rated improvisational comedy show. Starlite Lounge, Blawnox. Wed. 8 p.m. 412-322-2372.

FOOLS Neil Simon's comedy about a teacher in an idyllic Russian hamlet that has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years. Apple Hill Playhouse, Manor Road, off Route 22, Delmont. Through Aug. 25. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; some 2 p.m. matinees. 724-468-5050.

THE FOREIGNER Larry Shue's comedy about a group of devious characters who must deal with a stranger who they think knows no English. Valley Players of Ligonier at Ligonier Theater. Through Aug. 26. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. 724-238-6514, Ext. 2.

FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROVS Audience-participation comedy improv show. Studio Theater, basement of Cathedral of Learning, Oakland. Fri. 11 p.m. 412-363-1904.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Tennessee Williams' memory play about a painfully shy girl, her overbearing mother and the brother/son who runs away to escape the pressures of caring for both. Freeport Theatre Festival, Steele Farm, two miles from Freeport off Route 356, Allegheny Township. Ends Sat. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. 724-295-1934.

GYPSY Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jules Styne's musical about an overbearing stage mother and her two talented and independent daughters. Allegheny Highlands Regional Theatre at Playhouse at Cresson Lake, two miles from Route 22, north of Cresson on Loretto Road. Through Aug. 25. Tues.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; no shows some Sun. 814-472-4333.

I HATE HAMLET Paul Rudnick's comedy about a TV star who returns to stage acting. Little Lake Theatre, Route 19 South, near Donaldson's Crossroads, North Strabane. Through Sept. 1. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. 724-745-6300.

INTO THE WOODS Stephen Sondheim's musical that explores what happens after the "happily ever after" endings of famous fairy tales. Comtra Theatre, Cranberry Township. Through Sept. 1. Fri-Sat. 7:30 p.m. 724-773-9896.

ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION John Patrick Shanley's romantic comedy. New Plays on Penn Festival at Penn Avenue Theatre, 4809 Penn Ave., Bloomfield/Garfield. Ends Sat. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. 412-661-PENN (7366).

THE LITTLE THEATER COMPANY Rick Reifensten's musical puppet show about "The Frog Prince." Red Barn Children's Theater at Depreciation Lands Museum, South Pioneer Road, Gibsonia. Ends Sun. Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. 412-487-4390.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Shakespeare's classic comedy. Olde Bank Theatre, Natrona. Through Aug. 26. Fri.-Sun. 8 p.m. 724-334-7863.

MOON OVER BUFFALO A madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig. The Old Schoolhouse Players at Mt. Pleasant Twp. Community Center, Wabash Ave, Hickory, Pa. Through Aug. 26. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. 724-356-7832.

MORNING'S AT SEVEN Paul Osborn's portrait of small-town America, focusing on four sisters who know each other's lives intimately. South Park Theatre, near South Park Fairgrounds, Corrigan Drive at Brownsville Road. Through Aug. 26. Tues.-Sun. 8 p.m. 412-831-8552.

NOISES OFF Michael Frayn's farce about a touring theater company that experiences every problem known to man as it stages a play. Red Barn Players, Route 288, Ellwood-Zelienople Road, Franklin Township. Through Aug. 25. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. 724-847-8960.

PITTSBURGH NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Staged readings of "The Closet" by D.J. Sylvis, "The Kitchen Play" by Rob Zellers and "The Duel" by Jeremy Tennent. City Theatre, South Side. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sun. 7 p.m. 412-881-6888.

THE SEAGULL Thomas Kilroy's free adaptation of Chekhov's play, set in the west of Ireland instead of provincial Russia. Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre at City Theatre, South Side. Through Aug. 25. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. and Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. 412-394-3353.

SUSQUEHANNA HAT COMPANY Comedy improv. Penn Avenue Theatre, Bloomfield/Garfield. Ends Sat. Sat. 10:30 p.m. 412-661-PENN.

A TUNA CHRISTMAS Comic sequel to last season's "Greater Tuna," featuring two male actors playing a host of male and female characters in a zany Texas town. St. Vincent Theater at St. Vincent College campus, Route 30, Unity Township. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8:10 p.m.; Sun. 2:10 p.m. 724-537-8900.

VARIETY SHOW Dinner theater musical revue. Blarney Stone, Etna. Open-ended run; call for dates. 412-781-1666.

WHEN A WOMAN'S FED UP David Payton's gospel play about women facing family issues such as drugs, adultery, death row and single parenthood. Benedum Center, Downtown. Ends Sat. Fri. - Sat. 8 p.m. 412-456-6666.

THE WINTER'S TALE Shakespeare's late romance about a murderously jealous king, his abandoned queen and princess, and miraculous rebirth. Unseam'd Shakespeare Company at Lester Hamburg Studio, South Side. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 4 p.m. 412-394-3353.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Clark Gesner's musical based on the famous comic strip. Mountain Playhouse, Route 985, Jenners-town. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Fri. 2 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. 814-629-9201.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

THE ADVENTURES OF ELMO IN GROUCHLAND G. Cinema in the Parks at Arsenal Park, Lawrenceville, Fri. dusk; Riverview Park, Sat. dusk; Grandview Park, Sat. dusk; Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park, Sun. dusk. Free.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Byham Theater, Downtown. Sun. 2 p.m. $5; $3 seniors and children under 12.

DUCK SOUP & CITY LIGHTS Byham Theater, Downtown. Sat. 7:30 p.m. $5; $3 seniors and children under 12.

THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR. T Byham Theater, Downtown. Sat. 4:30 p.m. $5; $3 seniors and children under 12.

THE GREAT ESCAPE Byham Theater, Downtown. Sun. 4:15 p.m. $5; $3 seniors and children under 12.

MONTY PYTHON & HOLY GRAIL Denis, Mt. Lebanon. Fri-Sun. 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:35, 9:45; Sat-Sun 1 p.m.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST Alfred Hitchcock's Academy Award winning classic thriller starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. Melwood, North Oakland. Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun. 5 p.m., 8 p.m. 412-682-4111.

ON THE WATERFRONT & GILDA Byham Theater, Downtown. Fri. 7:30 p.m. $5; $3 seniors and children under 12.

ART OPENINGS

CCAC HOMEWOOD-BRUSHTON CAMPUS 412-371-1600. Fri. 4-6 p.m., "Black Art -- An Expression of Cultural Heritage and Knowledge," featuring works by Biko and Carol Ellis, through Sept. 2. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CLAY PLACE GALLERY Shadyside, 412-682-3737. Fri., Mike Vatalaro "Functional and Sculptural Ceramics," through Oct. 10. See below.

GARFIELD ARTWORKS 412-361-2262. Fri. 7-10 p.m., Closing reception, "Least Common Phenominator," light installation by George F. Davis, Brian Dean Richmond and John Latell.

MATTRESS FACTORY North Side, 412-231-3169. Fri. 7-10 p.m., Jay Matula and Lenny Young perform jazz-improv, Jeff Stringer's Capgun Quartet and The Loneliest Monks perform jazz-funk in the museum's lobby and garden.

BOXHEART GALLERY Bloomfield, 412-687-8858. Sat., "Reflections of Memories," emotional abstract photography by Scottie Bellinger, through Sept. 1. Opening reception, next Fri., 7-11 p.m. Closed Mon.

EUROP'ART Lawrenceville, 412-578-9801. Sat. 6-9 p.m., Contemporary embroideries and paintings on cotton canvas by Lim In-Sook, through Sept. 14. Closed Sun.-Tues

THIRD ST. GALLERY Carnegie, 412-276-5233. Sat., "Carnegie: Painted," includes paintings of the town of Carnegie in a variety of mediums by Philip Salvato, Frank Webb, Frank Marcello, Kathleen Frost, Judy Mattei, Ron Donoughe, Bill Pfahl and others, through Sept. 8. Closed Sun.-Mon.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Johnstown, 814-269-7234. Thurs. 5-7 p.m., American Impressionism from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, through Oct. 21. Closed Sat.-Sun.

ART EXHIBITIONS

AKRON ART MUSEUM Ohio, 330-376-9185. "The British Invasion," paintings, prints and photographs by British artists, through Oct. 14. Daily.

ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM North Side, 412-237-8300. "Popular CultureS," installations by Michael Parekowhai, Ravinder Reddy and Yinka Shonibare, through Sept. 2. Sat. through Sept. 1: Local musicians will perform in 1960s style on Parekowhai's "Ten Guitars." "Eddie Sedgwick: Silver Hill to Silver Screen," photographs and film stills, through Sept. 2. Closed Mon. Admission.

THE ART CENTER Butler, 724-283-6922. Works by Lisa Platt, Shannon Murphy and Eiko Cochran, through next Fri. Closed Sun.-Tues.

ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH Downtown, 412-291-6200. Annual alumni show, through Sept. Closed Sun.

ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH GALLERY Downtown, 412-263-2710. "New Works in Stone" by John Humphrey and New Members Exhibition, through Aug. 31.

BEDFORD ARTS CENTER 814-623-1538. Artists' renderings of animals, through Sept. 21. Sun. from 1-3 p.m.: Reception. Closed Sun.-Mon.

BIRD IN THE HAND GALLERY Sewickley, 412-741-8286. Mixed media including Mexican crafts and ceramics, through Sept. Closed Sun.-Mon.

BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART Youngstown, 330-743-1711. "Wolf Kahn: Fifty Years of Pastels," through Aug. 26. "Bill Viola: Threshold Video Installation," through Dec. 30. "Dennis Marsico: Rimini Digital Photographs," through Sept. 30. "Kent Jones: Boxing Images," through Sept. 30. Closed Mon. Salem Branch: Recent paintings by James Langley, through Sept. 1. Thurs.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Trumbull Branch: Watercolors by Chen Chi, through Oct. 28.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. "smallSCULPTURE 2001," 17 first-place winners from regional entries in a National Society of Arts & Letters competition, through Sept. 2. "Art Forms in Nature," turn-of-the-century scientific illustrations by Ernst Haeckel, through Sept. 23. "Portrait/Self Portrait: Prints and Drawings from the Museum's Collections," portraits and self-portraits by artists of the last five centuries, through Oct. 14. Heinz Architectural Center: "Landscapes of Retrospection: The Magoon Collection of British Drawings and Prints, 1739-1860" and "Still Rooms & Excavations: A Photographic Installation by Richard Barnes," through Sept. 2. Admission. Closed Mon.

CLAY PLACE GALLERY Shadyside, 412-682-3737. "Utilitarian Clay" by Byron Temple, through Sept. 12. Closed Sun.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART 216-421-7340. "Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens from the Cleveland Museum of Art," through Sept. 16. "Human Intervention: Contemporary Landscape Photography," including works by Emmet Gowin and W. Eugene Smith, through Oct. 10. "Starlight: David Stephenson Photographs," through Oct. 10. Closed Mon.

CONCEPT ART GALLERY Regent Square, 412-242-9200. Sculpture by Margery Amdur, Robert Lepper and John Van Alstine, through Aug. 31. Closed Sun.

ECLECTIC ART & OBJECTS GALLERY Emsworth, 412-734-2099. Work by Charles Cobelle, through Sept. Closed Sun.-Mon.

JOHN EDWARD GALLERY Export, 724-325-2577. Wildlife and nature photography by Jim Rendos, through Aug. 31. Closed Mon.

EUROP'ART Lawrenceville, 412-578-9801. Collective show of 10 European artists. Ends today, noon-6 p.m.

THE FRICK ART & HISTORICAL CENTER The Frick Art Museum, Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. "Driving It Home" baseball exhibit, through Aug. 26. Closed Mon.

GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. 7th Annual Artists' Studio Clean-Up Sale, through Sept. 29. Closed Sun.-Mon.

GALLERY ON 43RD STREET Lawrenceville, 412-683-6488. "Play Ball n'At" by Walt Srocki, through Sept. 8. Closed Sun.-Mon.

GALLERY SPACE Monroeville Public Library, 412-372-0500. "The Outer Limits of the Imagination," oil paintings by Bob Bickers, through Sept. 30. Daily.

J.J. GILLESPIE GALLERY McMurray, 724-941-7515. 18th- to 20th-century oil paintings. Closed Sun.

HOMESTEAD-AREA ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION CORP. East Eighth Avenue, 412-476-1096. "Art at Home in Stead," Steel Valley Arts Council exhibition, ends today.

INTERNATIONAL IMAGES Sewickley, 412-741-3036. "Pastoral Paintings from Russia and the Ukraine," through Aug. Closed Sun.-Mon.

NORTH HILLS ART CENTER Ross, 412-364-3622. "Student, teacher and Independent Artists Exhibition," through Sept. 6. Closed Sun.-Mon.

O'BANNON ORIENTAL CARPETS Squirrel Hill, 412-422-0300. "The Art of Collection," informal lectures about buying and collecting textiles, through Aug. 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.

PENN GALLERY Strip District, 412-802-8577. "Domestics & Savages," mixed media works by Michelle Ray, through Aug. 25. Closed Sun.-Mon.

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY New Kensington, 724-334-6000. "Struggle & Strife" by Sam Thorp, through Aug. 31. Aug. 31 from 7-9 p.m.: Closing reception. Daily.

PHOTO ANTIQUITIES North Side, 412-231-7881. Native Americans photo exhibit, through Aug. Closed Sun.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Shadyside, 412-361-0873. "not a theme show," exhibition of sculpture, installation, video, photography and graphic design new to Pittsburgh, including works by artists from Pittsburgh, New York City, California, Illinois and England, through Aug. 26. "Artist of the Year" exhibit featuring Paul Glabicki and a collaboration with DJ Spooky, plus Richard Paul Gribenas, emerging artist of the year, through Aug. 26. "Creativity Unleashed" by instructor Judith Gentile and students of the PCA. Through Sept. 6.

PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS NEW GALLERY North Oakland, 412-681-5449. "rethinking history," photos by Larry Gawel, Ends Mon. Closed Sat.-Sun.

PITTSBURGH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Hicks Memorial Chapel, East Liberty, 412-362-5610. "Indifference: Remembering the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust," through Sept. 30. Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., by appt. with Dayna Bokenkamp, 412-362-5610, Ext. 2196.

PPG PLACE WINTERGARDEN Downtown, 412-784-8439. 2001 People's Art Show, through Aug. 25.

SHADYSIDE HOSPITAL ART GALLERY, Shadyside, 412-623-2121. "Watercolors by Yukiyo Poirier," through Sept. Daily.

SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Strip District, 412-261-7003. "Leonard Urso: Contemporary Metal Sculpture," two- and three-dimensional copper works, and "Making Myth: Recent Works by Martha Posner," ends Sat. One Mellon Center satellite gallery: Urso's sculptural installation, "Sisters," ends Sat.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Loretto, 814-472-3920. "Works on Paper: Selections from the Permanent Collection." Ends Sun.

SPINNING PLATE GALLERY Friendship, 412-441-3411. Spinning Plate Annual Residency Exhibit, works by 17 artists, through Aug. 30. Wed. 7-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and by appt.

STUDIO Z GALLERY South Side, 412-381-6400. "South Side and More," watercolors and acrylics by Frank Bolock, through Aug. 25. Closed Sun.-Mon.

WATERCOLORS Downtown, 412-201-4003. "The Wonder of Phipps in Watercolor," watercolors of items found at Phipps Conservatory, through Sept. 8. Closed Sun.

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL GALLERY Bloomfield, 412-578-5313. Acrylics and watercolors by Frank Bolock, through Aug. Daily.

WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Greensburg, 724-837-1500. "Nature's Bounty: Still Life Painting in Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1860-1910," through Sept. 2. Walsh Gallery: "Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Pittsburgh's Industrial Past," photographs of steelworking plants and other sites, through Sept. 2. Closed Mon.-Tues.

DANCE

PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. World premiere of Terence Marling's "Hey Joe," along with Paul Taylor's "Airs" and Dwight Rhoden's "7th Heaven." Hartwood Acres, Sun. at 7:30 p.m. Admission free.

CLASSICAL

ELIZABETH HARRISON Organ, St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland, Sun. 4 p.m., free-will offering.

EAST WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND New and traditional band music, On the Diamond, Ligonier, Sun. 7 p.m. Donations accepted.

POP CONCERTS

KENNY ROGERS Post-Gazette Pavilion. Tonight, 8 p.m. Also: Diamond Rio. $15.50-$35.50. 412-323-1919.

MARK CHESNUTT South Park Amphitheatre. Tonight, 8 p.m. Free. 412-350-5928.

ROBERT LOCKWOOD JR. Benefit for Children's Hospital at M, Strip District. Tomorrow, 6 p.m. $15. 412-323-1919.

CATCH 22 Club Laga, Oakland. Tomorrow, 7 p.m. Also: Irritating Stick. $9 advance, $11 at door. 412-323-1919.

'N SYNC Heinz Field, North Side. Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. Also: Christina Milian and Deborah Gibson. $29.50-$65.50. 412-323-1919.

MARSHALL CRENSHAW Rosebud, Strip. Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. $15 advance, $17 day of show. 412-323-1919.

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Post-Gazette Pavilion. Sun. 7 p.m. Also: Susan Tedeschi. $15-$35. 412-323-1919.

OTHER

TONY JONES BAND Market Square, Downtown. Today, noon. Free.

KARDAZ Allegheny Landing, North Side. Today, noon. Free.

STEEL IMPRESSIONS STEEL BAND Pittsburgh-Tarentum Campground. Tomorrow, 7 p.m. Free.

WEE JAMS, FOUR DOTS, BRASS INFUSION Avonstock Acord Park, Emsworth. Tomorrow, noon. Free.

MERRY MAKERS Northmoreland Park, Apollo. Sun. 3 p.m. Free.

MARY ANN JENSON Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg. Sun. 3 p.m. Free.

CEDAR CREEK PARK Cedar Creek Park, Rostraver. Sun. 4 p.m. Free.

FREEDOM BAND Canonsburg Town Park. Sun. 6 p.m. Free. 724-873-1816.

IN THE CLUBS

Rock

ANN'S RESTAURANT Bethel Park, 412-835-9985. Sat.: The Lord Humongous, Delian League 10 p.m.

ATRIA'S at PNC PARK North Shore, 412-322-1850. Sat.: Kardaz 9 p.m.

B.J.'S ROADHOUSE Verona, 412-795-2400. Fri.: Dave Iglar & the Igniters, Sat.: Dreamcatcher 9:30 p.m.

BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 4412 Liberty Ave., 412-682-8611. Fri.: Leon 10 p.m., Sat.: Man (w) Dogs 9 p.m.

BLUE HAVEN LOUNGE Cheswick, 724-274-9963. Sat.: Creep, The Little Wretches 10 p.m.

BOARDWALK Strip, 412-281-3680. Fri.: Donnie Iris 8 p.m., Sat.: 8th Street Rox 9 p.m.

CIGNA'S Lawrenceville, 412-687-4287. Fri.: Daniels & McClain 9 p.m.

CLIFF & JUDI'S Ligonier, 724-238-3578. Sun.: Dreamcatcher 4 p.m.

CLUB CAFE South Side, 412-431-4950. Fri.: The B3's, Counterfeit Sound System, Sat.: Orquestra Tropical 9 p.m.

HALULA'S, Latrobe, 724-539-0484. Fri.: Bankstreet 9 p.m.

HARRINGTON'S McDonald, 724-796-5117. Sat.: Bankstreet 9 p.m.

HENNESSEY'S Butler, 724-287-2329. Sun.: Mind's I 9:30 p.m.

HOT ROD CAFE Sharon, 724-981-3123. Fri.: Mind's I, 9 p.m.

JACQUES Butler, 724-284-1148. Sat.: Sex 10 p.m.

J-CITY GRILL Jeannette, 724-527-5005. Fri.: Dante's Inferno, 9:30 p.m.

JAY'S SPORTS BAR Canonsburg, 724-746-2250. Fri.: Airborne, Sat.: Voodoo Babies 10 p.m.

MICHAEL MARIE'S Penn Hills, 412-798-9886. Fri.: 8th Street Rox 10 p.m.

NICK'S FAT CITY South Side, 412-481-6881.Fri.: Too Tall Jones, Rake; Sat.: ShoNuff, Mojo Filter, Sour 10 p.m.

NORTH PARK DECK HOUSE Cranberry, 724-772-2233. Fri.: Voodoo Babies, Mushcup 10 p.m. Sat.: Foxx Band 10 p.m.

PETER B'S Sarver, 724-353-2677. Fri.: Set Point Six 10 p.m.

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE Cranberry, 724-778-9400. Fri.: The Buffett Man 8 p.m., Sat.: Fair Game 10 p.m.

ROYAL PLACE Castle Shannon, 412-882-8000. Sat.: Good Guys 9 p.m.

SKELLEY'S PLACE Shaler, 412-821-5330. Fri.: Dave Iglar & the Igniters 10 p.m.

MR. SMITTY'S Greensburg, 724-832-7090. Sat.: Dreamcatcher 9 p.m.

STONE CRAB INN Charleroi, 412-740-7313. Fri.: The Tripping Billies (Dave Matthews Tribute Band) 10 p.m.

STRIKERS SPORTS BAR. 724-452-6545 Fri.: Darkwater 9:30 p.m.

31ST STREET PUB Strip, 412-391-8334. Fri.: Dead Blue Hand, Ultimatics, Motorpsychos 10 p.m.; Sat.: The Bellmont Play Boys, Submachine, Silver Tongued Devil, BGA, Highway 13 8 p.m.

WOODLAND LOUNGE Saltsburg, 724-639-9941. Fri.: Skell 10 p.m.

Rhythm 'n Blues

BALDONIERI'S TAPROOM Latrobe, 724-537-3800. Sat.: Johnny & the Rhythm Sharks 9:30 p.m.

BLUE FELLAS Cranberry, 724-772-5757. Fri.: Rude Mood, Sat.: Monday Blues Review 9 p.m.

BLUES CAFE South Side, 412-431-7080. Fri.: Michael Todd 5:30 p.m., Harombee 10 p.m.; Sat.: Chizmo Charles & Jeff Bell 5:30 p.m., Gary Beloma & The Blues Bombers 10 p.m.; Sun.: Tony Janflone & In Sync 5:45 p.m.

CAR HOPS Dormont, 412-561-5015. Fri. Gary Beloma & Blues Bombers 10 p.m.

CASA D'ICE North Versailles, 412-823-8989. Fri.: Tom Bielek & the Sharks 9:30 p.m.

HOORAH'S West View, 412-931-3990. Sat.: Harombee 10 p.m.

J-CITY GRILL Jeannette, 724-527-5005. Sat.: Lisa Amadio & Friends 9:30 p.m.

JAMES STREET RESTAURANT North Side, 412-323-2222. Fri.: Erin Burkett & The Mean Reds 8 p.m.

JEFFRIE'S LANDING Bridgewater, 724-728-7878. Fri.: Strange Brew 9:30 p.m.

KELLY'S RIVERSIDE INN Bridgewater, 724-728-0222. Sun. Dave Iglar Trio 6 p.m.

LIGONIER BEACH Ligonier, 724-238-5553. Sat. Juke 65 9:30 p.m.

NATILI'S Butler, 724-287-5033. Fri.: Steppin' Out 10 p.m.

NEAL'S RESTAURANT West Mifflin, 412-466- 2662 . Fri.: Gypsy & The Crazymoon 9:30 p.m.

NOONERS Bloomfield, 412-621-4900. Fri.: Exit 3 9:30 p.m.

PIPER'S PUB South Side, 412-381-3977. Sun.: Johnny Jo's Wail'n Blues, Buckwild 7 p.m.

ROLAND'S IRON LANDING Strip, 412-261-3401. Fri.: Sex, Sat.: Wil E. Tri 9:30 p.m.

ROSEBUD Strip District, 412-261-2232. Sun.: RAINN Benefit featuring Cherylann Hawk, Strange Brew, Fuzzy Comets 4 p.m.

Jazz

ANGELS NIGHTCLUB South Side, 412-488-2700. Fri.: Shaun Bell and Infamous 9 p.m.

BECKER'S SHADYSIDE INN Uniontown 724-438-0931. Sat.: Harold Betters Quartet 7 p.m.

DEROSA'S North Versailles, 412-824-1100. Fri., Sat.: George Clue & Rick Purcell 9 p.m.

D'IMPERIO'S Wilkins Twp., 412-823-4800. Sat.: Charlie Sanders, Gene Ludwig & Keith Morhouse 8 p.m.

FLAMINGO 2407 Wylie Ave., Uptown 412-682-9627. Fri.: Jazz Inc. 9 p.m.

FOSTER'S Holiday Inn, Oakland, 412-682-6200. Sun.: Pgh. Jazz Society Big Band 7 p.m.

GATEWAY CLIPPER Station Square Dock, 412-355-7980. Sat.: Boilermaker Jazz Band 11 a.m.

JAMES STREET RESTAURANT North Side, 412-323-2222. Fri.: Jimmy Ponder Group 8 p.m.

LARDIN HOUSE Masontown, 724-583-2380. Fri.: Harold Betters Quartet 9 p.m.

LUCCA Oakland, 412-682-3310. Fri., Sat.: Maureen Budway & Bobby Cardillo 7 p.m.; Sun.: Harry Cardillo 5 p.m.

MAGOO'S McCandless, 412-635-2300. Fri.: H.B. Bennett Trio, Sat.: 5 Guys Named Moe 9:30 p.m.

MAX PLANKS RESTAURANT Wexford, 724-935-7550. Fri.: Pete Hewlett, Sat.: Mango Men 8:30 p.m.

PAPARAZZI RISTORANTE South Side, 412-488-0800. Sat.: Johnny Smoothe Quartet; Sun.: Steppin' Out 9:30 p.m.

PENN CENTER EAST Monroeville, Fri.: Boilermaker Jazz Band 11:30 a.m.

PENN BREWERY North Side, 412-237-9402. Fri.: 5 Guys Named Moe 7:30 p.m. Sat.: Boilermaker Jazz Band 7:30 p.m.

SEGNERI'S PASTA GRILL Galleria, South Hills, 412-561-PASTA. Fri.: Bobby Negri, Dave Pellow, Billy Kuhn; Sat.: Bobby Negri Trio featuring Sandy Staley 8 p.m.

Reggae

KELLY'S RIVERSIDE SALOON Bridgewater, 724-728-0222. Fri.: The Freedom Band 9 p.m.

THE LOFT Greensburg, 724-838-9335. Sun.: The Flow Band 8:30 p.m.

ROCK JUNGLE Station Square, 412-765-2200. Fri.: The Flow Band 5 p.m.

STEEL HORSE SALOON Swissvale, 412-271-9812. Sat.: The Flow Band 10 p.m.

WHISKEY DICK'S SALOON Strip, 412-471-9555. Fri.: Bubbles 10 p.m.

Country

CEDAR GROVE INN Avella, 724-587-0809. Sat.: Blind Date 9 p.m.

CIGNA'S Lawrenceville, 412-687-4287. Sat.: Kevin Morgan & Joe Patrick 9 p.m.

Oldies

ATRIA'S Mt. Lebanon, 412-343-2411. Fri.: Johnny Angel & the Halos 9:30 p.m.

CHARLIE'S COURTSIDE Beaver Falls, 724-846-2072. Fri.: Casanova 9:30 p.m.

D'IMPERIO'S Wilkins Twp., 412-823-4800. Fri.: Wee Jams 7 p.m.

JIMMY G'S Sharpsburg, 412-781-4884. Fri.: Angel and the Blues Prophets 9 p.m.

LAMPLIGHTER Delmont, 724-468-4545. Sat.: Rhythm Method 8:30 p.m.

PALACE INN Monroeville, 412-372-1550. Sat.: Chuck Corby & Quiet Storm 9:30 p.m.

PETER'S PLACE Bridgeville, 412-262-2400. Fri., Sat.: Night Star 9 p.m.

RAMADA INN Penn Hills, 412-244-1600. Sat.: Phil & Roxy 9 p.m.

Acoustic

BILLY'S ROADHOUSE Wexford, 934-1177. Sun.: Shari Richards 9 p.m.

BORDERS Monroeville, 412-374-9772. Sat.: Cherylann Hawk 7:30 p.m.

BORDERS Northway Mall, 412-635-8011. Fri.: Monongahela Sheiks 7:30 p.m.

CAFE AU LAIT South Side, 412-431-5910. Sun.: Cherylann Hawk Fri. 6 p.m.

ELWOOD'S PUB Cheswick, 724-265-1181. Sat.: 302 Acoustic Trio 9 p.m.

HOLLOW TAVERN Latrobe, 724-520-1210. Fri.: Random Brothers 9 p.m.

PARKWOOD INN Greensburg, 724-834-2332. Sun.: Random Brothers 6 p.m.

PIPER'S PUB South Side, 412-381-3977. Fri.: Wild Geese, Sat. J. D. Strum 9:30 p.m.

218 BAR Tarentum, 724-224-7008. Fri.: Matt Tichon 9:30 p.m.

WRIGHT'S SEAFOOD INN Heidelberg, 412-279-7900. Fri.: Knowbody Knows 7 p.m.

Lounge

SUBURBAN ROOM Dormont, 412-561-3088. Fri., Sat.: Casual Approach 9:30 p.m.

VFW South Side, 412-431-9252. Fri.: Monarchs 9:30 p.m.

WESTIN CONVENTION CENTER PITTSBURGH Downtown, 412-281-3700. Sun.: Dixie Trio with Ernie Matteo 11 a.m.

Electronica

SIP CAFE Shadyside, 412-661-MSKW. Fri.: N.A.T.O. with DJs MSKW1, Dan Strange, Jay Wells 9:30 p.m.

Disco

HOORAH'S TAVERN, West Wiew ,412-931-3990. Fri.: Dancing Queen 10 p.m.

Dances

ARGENTINE TANGO Wilkins Community Center, Regent Square, 724-942-3947 or 412-269-1959. Sun. 6:30 p.m.

BALLROOM Elks, Buttermilk Hollow Rd., 412-461-3322. Fri.: Music by Mikey Dee 8:30 p.m.

BALLROOM Elks, Etna, 412-781-0932. Sat.: Music by Rhythm Kings 8:30 p.m.

BALLROOM Palisades at McKees Point, McKeesport, 412-678-6979. Sat.: Music by Sammy Bill 9 p.m.

BALLROOM Dance America, Bellevue, 412-766-8680. Sat. 8 p.m.

BIG BAND Coraopolis VFW, 412-771-5247. Sun. 8 p.m.

CONTRA Swisshelm Park Community Center, 1050 Windermere, 412-731-8661. Fri.: Music by Band du Jour with Keith Cornett 8 p.m.

LATIN Cozumel, Shadyside, 412-621-5100. Fri.: D.J. Marlon Silva, Sat.: Live Music by Sabor Latino,10:30 p.m.

OLDIES Lamplighter, Delmont, 724-468-4545. Fri.: Jeff Allen's Olde Rock Shoppe 8:30 p.m.

OLDIES/R&B Moose, Glenshaw, 724-695-1747. Fri.: Sponsored by Three Rivers Bop Club 9 p.m. (lesson 8 p.m.)

SINGLES Holiday Inn, Green Tree, 412-572-5259. Fri.: Sophisticated Singles dance 8:30 p.m.

SWING Day's Inn, Banksville Road, 412-561-7777. Sat.: Sponsored by The Steel City Boogie Club 9 p.m. (lesson 8 p.m.)

SWING Blarney Stone, Etna, 412-781-1666. Fri. 9 p.m.

SWING Wightman School Community Building, Squirrel Hill, 412-341-0292. Sat. 9 p.m.

Big Band

BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE Butler, 724-287-8711, Ext. 272. Sun.: Anthony James Band 7 p.m.

Piano

BECKER'S SHADYSIDE INN Uniontown, 724-438-0931. Fri.: Mickey Sharp 6 p.m.

LOUIS TAMBELLINI Route 51, South Hills, 412-481-1118. Fri., Sat.: Tommy Earl 6:30 p.m.

MORE Oakland, 412-621-2700. Fri.: Ruth Donalson, Sat.: Judy Marlowe 9 p.m.

TOP OF THE TRIANGLE Downtown, 412-471-4100. Sat.: John T. Radko 6 p.m.

Comedy

FUNNY BONE Station Square, 412-281-3130. Fri., Sat., Tom Papa, P.J. Williams 8 and 10 p.m.

MAX & ERMA'S Robinson, 412-787-7000. Sun.: Jason Christopher 5 p.m.

PITTSBURGH PLACES

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Oakland. Current exhibits: "Earth Theater" presents "Force Five," forces of nature, Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 2 and 3 p.m.; Unearth dinosaur and mammal fossil casts using paleontologists' tools at "Bonehunters Quarry," permanent; "Earth Revealed" shows the planet as if viewed from a space shuttle; Sound and Light Show in Dinosaur Hall at top of every hour. Tours: Carnegie's Dinosaurs, Sat. 12:15 p.m., Sun. 2:15 p.m.; Museum hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Admission: $6; $5 seniors; $4 kids, students. 412-622-3131.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER North Side. Special exhibits: "Zap! Surgery Beyond the Cutting Edge" shows what it's like to perform surgery, through Jan. 2, 2002. Omnimax: "Island of the Sharks" captures the natural wonders of Cocos Island, through Feb. 1, 2002; "All Access: Front Row. Backstage. LIVE!" goes behind the scenes with Santana, Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Moby, Macy Gray, Kid Rock and more. Laser shows: Fri.: Laser Pop Rox with Backstreet Boys, Britney and more (9 p.m.); Laser Grateful Dead (10 p.m.), Laser Led Zeppelin (11 p.m.); Laser Pink Floyd (midnight). $8; $4 additional shows. Exhibits: Miniature Railroad & Village; "Seascape" is a live Pacific coral reef with more than 400 species of plants and animals; "Exploration Station" features 115 hands-on activities for kids of all ages, permanent; "The Incredible Tower of Sound" demonstrates sound in motion; "UPMC SportsWorks" is a chance to discover the science in sports through such activities as virtual hang gliding and rock climbing; submarine tours. Planetarium: "The Sky Above Mister Rogers" features puppet characters from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" introducing and exploring the wonders of the sky. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Sat. till 9 p.m. General admission: $14; $10 kids, seniors. 412-237-3400.

GATEWAY CLIPPER FLEET Station Square dock. River cruises, Captain's dinner dance cruises, live entertainment, day trips. 412-355-7980.

HEINZ REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. Current exhibits: "Isaly's Dairy: Klondikes, Chipped Ham and Skyscraper Cones"; "What We Wore: Hard Hats to High Heels" looks back at the styles of Western Pennsylvanians through the ages; "Heinz 57" traces the H.J. Heinz Co. from teen-age Henry selling vegetables to multinational firm. Admission: $6; $4.50 students/seniors; $3 for ages 6-18. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 412-454-6000.

NATIONAL AVIARY West Park, North Side. More than 600 exotic and endangered birds in natural and interactive habitats, including biodome rainforest exhibit. Daily events: Interactive Bird Training Show, 2 p.m.; Birds Don't Eat Just Worms demonstration, 11:30 a.m.; Tropical Rain Storm in wetlands, 12:30 p.m.; Feeding Time, 1:30 p.m.; Feeding Time in Tropical Rainforest, 2:30 p.m.; Hands-on Parts Cart, 4:30 p.m. Admission: $5; $4 seniors; $3.50 kids 2-12. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 412-323-7235.

PHIPPS CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS Schenley Park, Oakland. Features tropical plants, palms, orchids, ferns and desert plants, Discovery Garden. Current exhibits: Power of Plants features bamboo, cotton, corn and coffee, through Oct. 7; Butterfly Forest runs through Oct. 12. Hours: Tues.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $6; $5 seniors; $4 students; $3 kids 2-12. 412-622-6914.

PITTSBURGH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Allegheny Center. New exhibits: Living Lego City, a model built out of Lego bricks; "Body Odyssey" takes kids on trip through human body and lets them "zap" invaders and learn about scientific processes (through Nov. 25). Special events: Musical games with Professor Migooch, Fri. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sand sculpture at Fabulous Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m.; We're Holden Puppets presents Circus Minimus, Sun. 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Admission: $5; $4.50 kids 2-18; under 2 free. 412-322-5058.

PITTSBURGH ZOO & AQUARIUM Highland Park. Special events: Kids Zoofari features face painting, jugglers, puppeteers, strolling singers, display tables and more, Sat. through Aug. 31. Kids 13 and under admitted free. Exhibits: Traveling exhibit "Manatees: The Edge of Extinction" in the Discovery Pavilion, through Sept. 16. Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (gates close at 5 p.m.) Admission: $8; $7 for seniors; $5 kids 2-13; under 2 free. 412-665-3639.

AMUSEMENT PARKS

IDLEWILD PARK Route 30 west of Ligonier, 724-238-3666. Tues.-Sun. opens at 10 a.m. $18.95 fun-day pass; $12 seniors. Special event: Old-Fashioned Days with crafts and car parade continue through Friday.

KENNYWOOD PARK West Mifflin, 412-461-0500. Open daily. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Ride passes $20.95 Mon.-Fri.; $25.95 Sat.-Sun.; general admission $7.50, $6.50 seniors.

SANDCASTLE The Waterfront, Homestead. 412-462-6666. 11 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. daily. Through Sept. 4. $18.95; $14.95 seniors; under 3 free.

NEW AGE

OPEN MIND BOOKSTORE. Sewickley, 412-741-1888. Sat.: Grounding 101 with Paul Hughes, 1 p.m. $10.

BENEFITS

WALK FOR STRENGTH Benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hartwood Acres. Sun. 11 a.m. sign-in; 12:30 p.m. walk. $20. 800-676-WISH.

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